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Digital Wednesdays

Cycle C | The Internet is Dead

Hybrids: On the borderline between Art and Technology

NOV 2016 – MAR 2017
The Internet. So deeply rooted in our lives, that we barely see it.
Free admission with entrance tickets.
The Internet is Dead. The Internet is everywhere. Which is why it’s nowhere.

From our clock and mobile phone to our car and radio, most of the devices around us are constantly online. And so are we. The Internet is so deeply rooted in our lives that, though we no longer even notice it anymore, it’s changed the way we view the world.

Our Digital Wednesdays for 2016-17 will take Hito Steyerl’s article “Too much World: Is the Internet Dead?” as their starting point for an exploration of how art is responding to the issues posed by our constant onlineness and the creation of a hybrid reality  between the physical and the digital.

Digital Wednesdays is an OCC initiative which seeks to acquaint the public with trends in art and theory related to digital and internet art, the relationship between art, science and technology, and the multiple ways in which the three spheres interact.

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Concept: Prodromos Tsiavos
Curated by: Prodromos Tsiavos, Theodoros Chiotis
Organized by: Pasqua Vorgia, Marianna Christofi
Curating & Organization Assistant: Iraklis Papatheodorou

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Wednesday 9 November 2016 | 19:00 | In the context of Hybrids exhibition
Platforms or Colonies? The New Normal
How is art tackling mega-platforms and the sharing economy? Is there room for the Digital and Cultural Commons?
Speakers:Paolo Cirio, Manu Luksch,Lucie Strecker & Klaus Spiess, Alex Verhaest
The discussion will be held in English.
 
Wednesday 23 November 16 | 19:00 | In the context of Hybrids exhibition
E-textiles: Hand-crafting technological artifacts
Ubiquitous computing, the Maker movement and the Craft Revival gave rise to a generation of e-textiles practitioners coming from different fields (art, design, engineering, physics etc) that explore art and science by experimenting with wearable technologies. Can the idea of hacking the body trigger new scientific research or tactical methods of resistance? Could e-textiles be used as an educational tool to raise awareness towards the massive production and consumption of technology?
Speaker: Afroditi Psara
 
Thursday 24 November 2016 | 19:00 | In the context of Hybrids exhibition
Post-digital Realities: The Internet is Dead
An exploration of the main trends in contemporary art in the wake of the World Wide Web and the Internet of Things
Speakers: Daphne Dragona, Katerina Goutziouli

Wednesday 14 December 2016 | 19:00 | In the context of Hybrids exhibition
Generation Hybrid
What are the bioethical issues raised when technology transforms the boundaries and the concept of the body? Where do ethical and creative limits lie and what can we learn about the role of techno-science in life itself?
Speakers: Elias Giannopolulos, Κonstantinos Papamihalopoulos
 
Wednesday 21 December 2016 | 19:00 | In the context of Hybrids exhibition
Of Zeros and Ones: Memory and Oblivion on the Net
The Internet as a form of collective memory, as a surveillance mechanism, and as a palimpsest of common experiences.
Speaker: Kyriaki Goni
 
Wednesday 11 January 2017 | 19:00 | In the context of Hybrids exhibition
Techno-alchemists
How rationalistic is technology in art? Are techno-romanticism and techno-sorcery possible? How can we create alternative realities through art and technology?
Speaker: Ingrid Burrington

Wednesday 15 February 2017 | 19:00
Post-Internet Poetry
What happens when poetry meets technology? How does this encounter change the way we read, understand and feel poetry?
Speakers: They will be announced soon.

15 March 2017 | 19:00
Game Aesthetics - Game Politics
Computer gaming as a medium for artistic expression and creation: aesthetic consequences and political repercussions.
Speakers: ΤΒΑ


Requirements:
Admission is free with entrance tickets.
Due to limited availability, if you wish to attend, please send an email to the following address: digital@sgt.gr. The deadline for sending an attendance request is one day before each talk.

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